Celtic agony as Acorn leave it late

Dewsbury Celtic suffered a late York Acorn rally as they were defeated 38-22 at Crow Nest Park.

The scores were 22-24 going into the last 10 minutes of the game but three tries from Acorn, the final one being the last of Ryan Gallacher’s trio, saw the visitors walk away winners.

Celtic led at the break, with tries from Nathan Lawrence, Danny Crabtree and Scott Green putting them in front.

Gallacher scored two of his tries before half-time to keep the two sides close on the scoreboard.

It was in the second half that Gallacher’s side found their feet and they had the scoreline reversed by the 49th minute through Gareth Singleton and Joe Budd tries.

Mike Foulstone went in under the posts to shorten the away side’s advantage but the late burst of tries safeguarded two points for Acorn.

Nick Speck found the line on 72 minutes before Joe Porter grabbed himself a try after playing a hand in an earlier effort.

Gallacher wrapped up the win with his final touchdown with just minutes left.

SIX second-half tries gave SHAW CROSS SHARKS a resounding 42-12 victory over Ince Rose Bridge after a cagey opening at Leeds Road.

Casey Johnson, Thomas Rogers and star man Derrell Olpherts all crossed twice for the home side to give them a 30-point winning margin.

In the first half the game had remained tight, with each side only finding the whitewash once.

Connor Matthews struck first for Ince Rose Bridge on 14 minutes before Johnson levelled the scores five minutes later with a converted effort.

It remained 6-6 until a dominant second spell for the Sharks meant that the visitors were left behind.

Johnson claimed his brace soon after the restart before Rogers and Olpherts both got themselves on the scoreboard.

Ben Spaven contributed a try to the Shaw Cross cause before further tries from Rogers and full-back Olpherts in the final 10 minutes wrapped up the game for Brett Turner’s men.

Joe Higham was able to grab a consolation for the Red and Blacks, with Matthews kicking the second of two successful conversions.

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